Monday, July 4, 2011

Comedy: Parodies Lost

Conceived and written by Nick MacLaine and Andrew Williams
Musical director Tim Cunniffe
Performed by Joshua Brant, Caitlin Cassidy, Izaak Lim and Andrew Williams
Downstairs at the Maj
29 June – 2 July, 2011

Parodies Lost is the brainchild of the same crew whose sell out season of Tomfoolery was one of the highlights of last year’s Downstairs at the Maj season.
I’m not going to reprise the accolades that show got in this paper, whose reviewer joined in the encore “because laughing for 90 minutes is not a feeling you want to end”, but there’s no denying this fresh-faced ensemble had another packed room eating out of their hands.
Parody is the parrot that perches on the shoulder of satire demanding crackers, and that’s the difference between the pointed originality of a Tom Lehrer and the more superficial amusement of this show.

Link here for the complete review in The West Australian.

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